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San Jose, Calif., January 22, 2015 — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced fourth quarter sales of $479.9 million, down 4 percent from the third quarter of 2014 and up 6 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013. Fourth quarter net income was $111.1 million, $0.36 per diluted share, compared with net income of $118.0 million, $0.38 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014 and $98.9 million, $0.31 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Cash flow from operating activities in 2014 was $666.2 million. Altera repurchased approximately 4.3 million shares during the quarter at a cost of approximately $151.5 million.

Altera's board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share, to be paid on March 2, 2015 to stockholders of record on February 10, 2015.

"We grew 12 percent in 2014, outpacing the semiconductor industry," said John Daane, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board. "Our Arria 10 FPGAs, the first of our Generation 10 products, are proving to be competitively quite strong with good design-win momentum and record opportunities to pursue. We are entering the advanced stages of design for our high-end Stratix 10 FPGA, the industry’s only 14 nanometer FinFET-based FPGA, with planned introduction later this year."


The following information was filed by Altera Corp on Thursday, January 22, 2015 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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